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ZDNet: Microsoft Backs Away From Alpha

Aug 25, 1999, 04:44 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"While Microsoft Corp. is committing to support existing NT-on-Alpha customers, the Redmond software giant isn't going to support new NT development on any architecture other than Intel, starting in September."

"Last week, Compaq Computer Corp. pulled the plug on NT-on-Alpha work by laying off 100 or so of the engineers..."

"One source close to Microsoft said Microsoft is considering hiring some of the Compaq NT experts."

"Pesatori... emphasized that Compaq will continue to invest in Alpha "as a core component of our NonStop eBusiness strategy."

"But the operating systems of choice for the platform will be Linux, Tru64 Unix and OpenVMS. "We will drive Alpha volumes by leveraging the growth of Linux," said Pesatori..."

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